[Beowulf] Re: What is the right lubricant for computer rack sliding rails?

Daniel Kidger dan at quadrics.com
Sat Feb 7 04:18:37 EST 2009


Actually I had never heard of Astroglide until yesterday - I guess it is
only sold in the USA.
I saw it mentioned on Wikipedia when I searched for 'lubricant' (!)
But you have got to admit, if NASA invented something for easing
sticking rails in clusters, Astroglide would be a great product name.
>From Wikipedia:
     "The inventor of Astroglide, David Wray, discovered it while
working on the cooling system of a space shuttle at Edwards Air Force
Base in 1977."
  


p.s. As for banned web searches,  before I moved to the commercial side
of HPC, I was an academic doing research in Geotechnics and Contaminated
landfills. Try doing a Google search for "Love Canal" if you dare. 
 ( ok here is a 'safe'  page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Canal for
those of a nervous disposition.)


On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 20:57 +0000, Bob Drzyzgula wrote:

> So this of course led me to google the name, but
> as it turns out my employer's acceptable-use policy
> won't let me visit the site. :-)
> 
> On 06/02/09 14:47 -0500, Prentice Bisbal wrote:
> > Dan.Kidger at quadrics.com wrote:
> > 
> > >> What is the right lubricant for computer rack sliding rails?
> > >> Silicone, paraffin, graphite, WD-40, machine oil, grease, other?
> > > 
> > > I wonder if NASA use Astroglide?
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
> > You knowledge of Astroglide says a lot.
> > 
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> > Prentice
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